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Women's Health

Lynnell P. Gardner MD PC and Michael F. Hamant MD PC

Gynecology & Family Medicine located in Tucson, AZ

As a woman, you have unique health needs that deserve personalized care and attention. Board-certified OB/GYN Lynnell P. Gardner, MD, FACOG, provides comprehensive women’s health services at the private practice she and her husband share, Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D., in Tucson, Arizona. For compassionate and high-quality gynecology services, call or book an appointment online today.

Women's Health Q & A

What is women’s health?

Women’s health focuses on conditions and concerns that apply specifically to the female body, especially your reproductive system and hormones. Women face unique health issues that men don’t, including menstruation, menopause, and pregnancy. Other health problems, such as declining bone density (osteoporosis), affect both women and men but are much more common in women.

Dr. Gardner provides a full range of gynecology services at the office of Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D., including annual well-woman exams and in-office procedures like colposcopy and endometrial biopsy.

When should I start seeing a women’s health specialist?

It’s a good idea for adolescents to have their first well-woman visit around age 13-15. If you already bring your child to the office of Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D. for family medicine services, Dr. Hamant may recommend the right time for your daughter to see Dr. Gardner for women’s health care.

What should I expect from a well-woman visit?

Dr. Gardner tailors your well-woman visit to your specific needs. What happens during your visit depends on several factors, such as your age, medical history, and sexual history. 

No matter how young or old you are, a well-woman visit always includes a physical exam and the opportunity to address any concerns you have about your reproductive health. Dr. Gardner spends time answering your questions about everything that pertains to women’s health, including:

  • Heavy periods
  • Irregular periods
  • Painful periods
  • Painful sex
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Birth control (contraception)
  • Family planning and fertility
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and testing

Women in their teens may receive shots, such as the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine. If you’re 21 or older, your visits include routine pelvic exams, Pap tests, and breast exams. In case you have an abnormal Pap test, Dr. Gardner also performs follow-up procedures like colposcopies.

As you get older, your visits may focus on issues like managing menopause symptoms and bone density care. Dr. Garnder may also recommend screening tests like mammograms and bone density scans. 

To schedule your women’s health visit, call the office of Lynnell P. Gardner M.D. & Michael F. Hamant M.D., or book an appointment online today.